Dixie Lullaby
Choreographed by Jo Thompson

Description: 32 count, 4 wall, intermediate line dance
Music: Dixie Lullaby by Clint Black & Bruce Hornsby
Note: Start on the word "gather"

KICK, BALL CHANGE, SAILOR, KICK, BALL CHANGE, TURNING SAILOR
1&2Kick right across front of left; rock ball of right to right side; step left in place
3&4Step right crossed behind left; step left to left side; step right to right side with right toe pointing slightly to right side
5-6Kick left across front of right; rock ball of left to left side; step right in place
7&8Step left crossed behind right turning 1/8 left; step right to right side turning 1/8 left; step left forward

TRIPLE FORWARD, STEP, ROCK FORWARD, RECOVER TURN, PIVOT FULL TURN, TRIPLE FORWARD
9&10Step forward with right; step together with left; step forward with right
11-12Rock forward with left; recover back to right turning left
13-14Step forward with left turning left; step back with right turning left
15&16Step forward with left; step together with right; step forward with left
For an easier option on counts 5, 6, walk forward left, right

JAZZ BOX TURN , JAZZ BOX TURN
17-18Step right across front of left; step back with left
19-20Turn right stepping right to right side; step forward with left
21-22Step right across front of left; step back with left
23-24Turn right stepping right to right side; step forward with left

KICK & TOE & KICK & KICK & TOE & KICK & CROSS, UNWIND TURN
25&Kick right forward; step on right across in front of left
26&Tap the tip of left toe crossed behind right leg; step back on left
27&Kick right forward; small step to right side on right
28&Kick left forward; step left across in front of right
29&Tap the tip of the right toe crossed behind left leg; step back on right
30&Kick left forward; small step to left side on left
31-32Step right tightly across front of left (ball of right will be on the floor to the left side of left); unwind turn left (weight to left)

REPEAT

From evanspb@ecol.net
When my group learned Dixie Lullaby from a visiting instructor, I watched and realized many were having a really difficult time with the last 8 counts of the dance. After thinking it over, when it was time to review the dance, I simply told them to do this:

CROSS, BACK, SIDE
1Step right across left
2Step left straight back
3Step right next to left

CROSS, BACK, SIDE
4Step left over right
5Step right straight back
6Step left next to right

7Cross right over left
8Unwind half turn to left

It isn't as showy as the original footwork, but it is easier, gets you to the same place on each count and doesn't change the movement of the dance. If some can do the original footwork it fits right in.